Buccaneers in the hunt for secondary help

Reuters

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in search of help to upgrade a pass defense that ranked dead last in the league last season.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Buccaneers are pursuing several options to bolster their secondary. In addition to their chase for 49ers safety Dashon Goldson, Tampa Bay is after a trio of free agent cornerbacks in Miami’s Sean Smith, Atlanta’s Brent Grimes and Philadelphia’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

One complication to the Buccaneers search is the grievance filed by Eric Wright over a supposed voiding of nearly $8 million in guaranteed money for his PED suspension last season. If Wright wins the grievance, the Buccaneers will have to pay him the $7.75 million owed to him in guaranteed money. If he loses, they’ll be able to cut Wright or force him to take a pay cut.

Until that is resolved, the Buccaneers won’t know for sure how much money they have to work with

The need to upgrade their secondary is among the top of the Buccaneers issues to address this offseason. Tampa Bay ranked last in the league last season allowing 297 yards per game through the air.

14 responses to “Buccaneers in the hunt for secondary help

  1. Learn from the Redskins and build thru the draft. We drafted RGIII, Morris, Kerrigan etc. and win all the time. Thank you Snyder, Allen and Shanahan for setting the example for the rest of the NFL.

  2. Run DRC! Sign cromartie and worry about what happens with wright later on. Immediate improvement at CB and u don’t need Goldson when Barron has a year under his belt and ronde might come back. Spend the rest of the money on welker or amendola and that will give freeman the perfect slot receiver he painfully needs!

  3. Wright you screwed up Talib got busted and then a week later you got busted for aderall so your an idiot sorry but you suck and your stupid see ya walk the plank like a diva

  4. Someone is going to make a huge financial mistake with Sean Smith. He has great measurables and a total belief in his abilities but he plays soft, gives up easy plays and can’t hold onto the ball. I’ve been waiting 4 years for him to become a dominant player but he’s too inconsistent. I won’t be upset if he signs elsewhere and I certainly wouldn’t pay him more than $6m annually.

  5. Wright will be gone…no way he wins the appeal! Schiano and Dominik are handling this the right way…grab a couple of good young DB’s in free agency, and then we can concentrate on upgrades on the D-Line, Right Tackle and Tight End in the Draft. The only other strong need position is strong side Linebacker…Quincy Black will probably be gone (freeing up another $5mil), so we need a good young OLB to team with David and Foster. If I were running the Bucs I might also take a look at somebody like Danny Amendola as a slot receiver to pair with V-Jax and Mike Williams….Bucs are going to be a team to be reckoned with this season!!!

  6. Skins have 3rd worst record since 98 and in the last 4 years have signed multiple Bucs players and staff including Bruce Allen, Raheem Morris, several front office people, Tanard jackson, Dezmon Briscoe and nowgoing after Aqib Talib, over the past decade they have signed at least 8 other bucs I can think of.. they should be called the Bucskins..

  7. I laugh at Xavier Rhodes! PLEASE do not draft that fool….Watkins and Hopkins (Clemson) are the only NFL caliber WR’s they played this year, and the entire secondary got torched. Let’s also not forget that Tajh Boyd is not Andrew Luck, or anywhere close to it. He’s way overrated!
    As for Sean “Seth” Smith (LOL), he’s been coached by what in Miami? Miami has been a coaching revolving door. With that much in measurables and talent, I’d sign Smith long before I drafted anyone (incl Rhodes). At least he’s done it on the NFL level.

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